5.26.2006

RIP Desmond Dekker


Oh man. Legends are falling left and right.

I've never been that big of a ska or reggae fan, but when I'm in a mellow mood, some Desmond Dekker always hits the spot. Some of his lyrics were incredibly punk rock, a decade before anyone knew what punk rock was.

Full story here:
Desmond Dekker, the orphan who trained as a welder alongside one Robert Marley and led the march of Jamaican music on to the global charts, has died aged 64.

The singer and songwriter, whose 1969 hit "Israelites" paved the way for reggae and the success of his former apprentice colleague Bob Marley, collapsed from a heart attack at his home in south London early on Thursday.
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